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Project by devnull posted 1610 days ago 1735 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my only saw for a long time, it was salvaged from a machine shop that machined Helicopter parts. They used it to make wooden shipping boxes and pallet. The base was destroyed after a forklift ran into it, the current base is from craigslist. The table is design and structure is from Wally Kunkel’s book “How to Master The Radial Saw”. I was in catch 22 situation described in book, this is my only saw that’s in pieces so how do I build the table?

The table has 3 pieces of 5/8×1/4 steel sandwich between 2 pieces of birch 3/4 plywood. After reading and following his instruction on aligning the saw, this saw is dead accurate. I actually went out and bought the Incra Guaranteed square to verify because I did not trust any of my existing squares. I amazed at the craftsmanship of this saw, for something that was build in the 50’s and abused for the last 50 years can be so accurate

-- __A Clean Desk is a sign of a sick mind.__

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#1 posted 1610 days ago

They don’t build them like that anymore. You’ve got a real find there. Good job on the table.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 1610 days ago

Excellent radial arm saw. Is that a 220v model or a 120v?

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#3 posted 1610 days ago

Greg its 120v

-- __A Clean Desk is a sign of a sick mind.__

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#4 posted 1609 days ago

American MADE!!!!! Will last a lifetime or two….

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#5 posted 1609 days ago

Great find. A very rugged and reliable saw. Good job on your new table.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#6 posted 1609 days ago

Nice looking saw there, love the table!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#7 posted 1609 days ago

great looking saw and table… well done on the rebuild…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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